The board at Bundesliga club Bayern Munich are ‘having doubts’ about whether or not Man City forward Leroy Sané possesses the ‘necessary character’ to play at the club.
The saga surrounding Germany international’s future has taken several twists during Bayern Munich’s public courting of the winger, and Kicker’s report is the latest development in the story.
Leroy’s ability to recover from his ACL injury suffered in the Community Shield clash with Liverpool last August has already been credited with causing Bayern to rethink their interest in the attacker. Now, it’s his personality which is apparently in question.
Kicker’s report cites iconic figures in Bavarians past such as Philip Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Oliver Kahn in its assertion that bosses at the club doubt that Sané shares the qualities of these dominant personalities.
There has been talks in the press before over questions about the 24-year-old winger’s character; most notably when he was surprisingly omitted from Joachim Löws’ squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
However, Bild journalist Christian Falk has subsequently tweeted to dismiss Kicker’s report as ‘false’. Indeed, the report certainly seems a curious one Bayern’s interest in the German winger is longstanding, and it is hardly a discovery that the Man City forward does not share the same character as the likes of Lahm and Schweinsteiger.